The Facebook app for iOS has a built-in VPN

The developers of social network Facebook began distributing its own VPN service Onavo Protect using the same application. It is reported by TechCrunch citing company representatives. Innovation provides a secure connection to protect users from malicious content when switching to third-party web sites.

“We recently opened for users from the US access to Onavo Protect right from the app Facebook for iOS, — said the press service of the social network. — It acts exactly the same way as other VPN services, providing secure connection with the Network. The application can collect your mobile traffic to help us recognize the tactics of the attackers”.

The appearance Onavo Protect in the app Facebook was not a revelation to the public, but caused a number of issues by experts in the field of cybersecurity and human rights organizations. Facebook is known to ease its approach to user privacy, allowing yourself to collect a wide range of data. With Onavo Protect to do it will be even easier.

Despite the fact that installing Onavo Protect is probably really protect your data from unauthorized access of attackers, they will get into the disposal of the Facebook. All your traffic, according to the representatives of the social network, will pass through the company’s servers, allowing you to track your activities online even if you do not use a proprietary application.

At the moment, Onavo Protect can only be accessed by a limited audience of users, so if you can’t activate the VPN service Facebook, do not worry. Perhaps it’s for the best. To discuss this and other news, you can in our official Telegram chat.

Name: Facebook
Publisher/developer: Facebook Inc.
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
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